Reviews

  • A remarkably accomplished, polished debut.

    Malorie Blackman
  • An extremely readable and fascinating dual narrative about the expulsion of East African Ugandans under Idi Amin in the 70s and the journey taken by Sameer, born in modern day Leicester, to understand his familial legacy.

    Pandora Sykes
  • The issues and subjects it takes on are big ... All are explored with great intelligence and sensitivity ... Zayyan's writing finds the lightness and fluency of a much more experienced novelist ... It is an epic novel in terms of historical, geographic, and cultural scope. It has much to recommend it: the tone, the structure, the ambition, and the clarity that enables the story to cover so much ground without ever becoming confused or lost during its 360-pages.

    BBC News
  • This moving tale of love and loss ... is well worth the wait.

    Independent
  • Rightfully tipped for greatness.

    Sunday Times

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